Emerging Horizons in India - Vietnam Relations
Though the diplomatic relations between these two countries is 46 years old, but the relationship between India and Vietnam goes beyond this symbolic gesture of numbers. The historical, cultural and civilisational ties are profound. Internal synergies between India and Vietnam have played a significant role in bringing the two countries on the same page, building upon mutual trust and cooperation over the years. Given the cultural-religious linkages, based on their closer association with the historical kingdoms and the impact of Buddhist philosophy to the anti-imperialist struggle during the colonial rule and foreign intervention during the Second World War and thereafter, both the countries have developed closer ties and a shared destiny based on a shared world view. With this background, the book explores the emerging horizons in India-Vietnam relations and endeavours to look into the multi-dimensional nature of this partnership. Under the changing geo-strategic paradigm and the forces shaping the environment and the foreign policy orientations vis-à-vis the `Great Powers in the region, their mutual engagement is a critical area of concern. In this context, the book seeks to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the relationship with one of India`s most significant strategic partners in Southeast Asia Vietnam - in the changing geo-politics of the region.